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Really ugly. Sounds like guinea. Guinea pig.
kayisforkeen  8/30/2018
This is my sister's name (short for Virginia) and it is such a pretty name! She gets compliments on it all the time. We have never met anyone named Ginny before, so it is fairly uncommon, however most people are familiar with the name!
― Anonymous User  6/17/2018
On the show The Middle, Ginny is the name of Frankie's elderly aunt.
― Anonymous User  9/5/2017
The name Ginny was given to 20 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/16/2016
Ginny was the name of Harry Potter's wife/Ron Weasley's sister.
Half-Blood Princess  3/12/2016
Diminutive of Virginia AS WELL as Ginevra.
― Anonymous User  7/14/2014
Can also be an abbreviation for Ginevra, as in the Harry Potter novels.
― Anonymous User  5/27/2013
An adorable name. Along with Ginevra, Genevieve, Virginia and Guinevere as already mentioned, the name Ginny could also be used as a nickname for Giovanna, Geneva and Juniper.
vomiting  2/2/2011
Also could be Ginevra.
mavramccormick  12/2/2010
It's an okay name. But for some reason, I always want to pronounce it with a hard G, which would make for a hideous name!
Black_X  6/27/2010
I've also heard Ginny used as a nickname for Guinevere and Genevieve.
Hannah Ruth  3/14/2010
I have always really liked this name. There's a warmth and friendliness to it.

I first heard it from the show Little House on the Prairie. The character named Ginny was either a cousin or sister to the main character Laura Ingles.

I would think it could be a nickname for not only Virginia, but also Genevieve and Ginger. I probably wouldn't use it by itself, but as a nickname I love it!
mom2zeke  2/9/2009
In addition to Virginia, Ginny can also be used as the pet form of Ginevra, Ginette and Ginger.
Pippin  4/18/2008
I picture a girl with locks and dressed in a checkered dress and a percale apron, running down a field.
― Anonymous User  9/29/2007
I hate this name. As a Harry Potter fan, when I see this name, I think of it as the pet form of Ginevra. I LOVE that name, and "Ginny" is just a childish insult to it.

Many people hear it and spell it Jenny - which is much too common to be associated with Ginevra, even by mistake.
Emmasj  1/12/2007
I also like Ginevra and dislike Ginny. However, it seems to me that a name like Ginevra needs a nickname, and Ginny is the most logical one; it's interesting that Ginevra seems very mature and elegant to me while Ginny is sort of down to earth and childish.
― Anonymous User  6/2/2007
It's just a name, Emmasj. It's not that serious.
― Anonymous User  3/24/2007
Ginny Owens is a Christian music artist.
― Anonymous User  11/11/2006
It sounds a bit like Gin or Jenny in a New Zealand accent.
bellaboo  10/24/2006
Ginny is cool name, it reminds of my favorite book.
Taria  5/30/2006
A famous bearer is J. K. Rowling's fictional character Ginny Weasley.
CoBy  4/30/2006
Ginny Aiken is the name of a Christian writer. I have only read one of her books so far, but I LOVED it. It's called Light of my Heart. You should read it...
― Anonymous User  9/4/2005
It is also the pet form of Ginerva as seen in Harry Potter.
Gianna  6/6/2005
A correction on the above statement: Ginny is used as a pet form of Ginevra, not Ginerva, in the Harry Potter books.
― Anonymous User  7/9/2005
It's the name of Ron Weasly's little sister in Harry Potter.
catgirl  5/18/2005

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